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Author Topic: Which Alnico 5 bridge pickup is "similar" to the Ragnarok bridge?  (Read 900 times)

BTS

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Hi All,

Just looking for any impressions/suggestions - I have a ragnarok bridge in an ash ibanez RG. I love the pickup, its powerful and has a big broad midrange. The highs arent harsh but are clear, and I dont feel it lacks any bass. It seems to me to be fairly versatile for most metal and harder rock, but really shines in the high gain styles and I use it mostly in D standard to drop B. One aspect I really like is that it is a powerful pickup and you dont have to work  (pick) too hard to get definition and squeals for instance.

Does anyone have any views or experience on what Alnico 5 bridge based pickup BKP offers which is less intense than the ragnarok bridge, (which would be used for standard and drop D for rock, hard rock and some metal) but otherwise has a similar EQ curve and characteristics (not harsh highs, strong midrange, decent power, without an overblown/unruly bottom end). Would this be something like the BKP Silo, polymath or something else?

This might have a bit of duplication with past post - apologies if so - but was hoping that with a bit more time, more people will have more experience.

Cheers



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Re: Which Alnico 5 bridge pickup is "similar" to the Ragnarok bridge?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2022, 01:18:27 AM »
Probably the alnico version of the Nailbomb is closest to your needs.  Also worth considering the alnico Black Hawk, although that might be a bit too hot
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Re: Which Alnico 5 bridge pickup is "similar" to the Ragnarok bridge?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2022, 04:40:10 AM »
Polymath or perhaps the Crawler would get you closest. The Nailbomb and Silo both have the nice broad midrange but are a bit darker and more low-mid heavy. The Black Hawk has a very different voicing and feel.

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Re: Which Alnico 5 bridge pickup is "similar" to the Ragnarok bridge?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2022, 10:32:04 PM »
Thanks Dave and Nolly for replies - appreciate the input.